THEY have a reputation for bringing a freshness to early music, and audiences will be able to hear that for themselves when Northern Baroque makes its Dewsbury debut in March.
The ensemble, who are all graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester, follow busy freelance careers in addition to the work of Northern Baroque. Its members play with a variety of orchestras including the Halle, Liverpool Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata and English Ballet.
They were formed originally for a concert at the Early Music Exhibition in London. Since then, they have given many performances across Britain, remaining committed to bringing fresh, well-informed performances of early music to contemporary audiences.
Their programme at Dewsbury on March 12 will include trio sonatas and solos from the Baroque period. It’s an ideal opportunity for concert-goers to experience beautiful music played on period instruments.
The year promises to be an exciting one for the ensemble with a recording planned for early summer based on works by J.S. Bach for countertenor and ensemble.
The Dewsbury concert starts at 12.30pm and tickets, price £3.00 (£2.00 concessions), are available from the Town Hall box office or by contacting Dewsbury Booking Office, on 01924 324501.